Today my husband and I started the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. This is a 21-day detox cleanse so I’ll be blogging daily about our journey! Watch this video to see my thoughts after Day 1. Below are our meals for the day. (Good news - this program is currently $50 off! Sale ends April 14. you can see more at www.myultimatereset.com/giliwoodhams).
Click here to watch my video review of day 1: http://youtu.be/owMDrRZqPK4
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, steamed spinach and Ezekiel toast
Lunch: Greek salad with chicken and pine nuts
Dinner: Baked salmon, steamed asparagus and boiled potatoes
I hold monthly challenge groups that are held in a private Facebook page that help people stay accountable with Beachbody fitness programs to lose weight, get healthy and get in shape! I want to help you! Learn more about what these challenge groups are all about in this video.
It’s Meal Prep Monday! I love making a few things to hold me over through the week and ensure my meals are somewhat planned or at least I have easy to grab options. With eating 5-6 times a day, you need options!! :)
I have been liking a lot of Jamie Eason’s LiveFit recipes lately and today I made her Chocolate Protein Bars and the Turkey Meatloaf Muffins. I’m not going to share the recipe for the protein bars because they weren’t my fave but you can check them out for yourself here.
The Turkey Meatloaf Muffins on the other hand are AMAZING! I tweaked the recipe a little as far as amounts and the ingredients, so I’ll share mine here. I highly recommend these for a quick snack or as part of a meal!
Nutritional Value: 73 calories per muffin - 12 g. protein per muffin - 4 g. carbs per muffin
You will never want to make rice crispy treats again! These are so delicious! The original recipe for this is from Jamie Eason. I tweeked it a little bit. Find the original recipe by clicking here. If you make 18 servings they’ll be ~157 calories each with 4 g. protein; I did 12 servings to make it a small meal and they’re ~236 calories with 8 g. protein. Enjoy!
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Shakeology is available in Chocolate, Greenberry, Vegan Chocolate and Vegan Tropical Strawberry.
I am celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Tropical Strawberry Shakeology (the Shakeology of LOVE) by giving away a FREE Shakeology shaker cup to everyone who orders Tropical Strawberry Shakeology for the remainder of the month of February.
(Orders must be Home Direct - you get FREE shipping and can cancel at any time! Send me an email letting me know you’ve purchased your Shakeology and your shaker cup will be on it’s way!)
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Shakeology is the tool I used to help me lose 14 lbs. in 2012 and get my life back on track.
I don’t have a crazy weight loss story like some people, I was never overweight or had a ton of weight to lose. But, like many people, I was unhappy with my body, I was sluggish and tired from the lack of nutrition I was getting and I wanted a change!
Five months after my wedding, I was back up to my highest weight of 140 lbs., despite the hard work I put in prior to my wedding to look great in my wedding dress (I got down to 134 lbs. and gained it back immediately). After I said “I do”, I let myself go. I enjoyed wine every night on the couch as I watched TV with my husband, I grabbed fast food when I was on the run to and from work. I was lazy about exercising because I felt I had nothing to work towards.
Right before Christmas, when I was feeling depressed and unhappy about not being able to fit in my clothes again, I decided to join a friend’s challenge group which included working out to Turbo Jam and drinking Shakeology regularly. Within one week I lost 5 lbs. and felt a difference in my energy levels. I was excited about being healthy again and looked forward to exercising. Not only that, but I fell in love with Shakeology.
Fast forward 14 months and I haven’t gone more than a day without it! While exercise is extremely important in staying healthy and reaching your fitness goals, nutrition is key. It is the most important factor. Period. Shakeology packs in all the nutrients and vitamins your body needs plus nutrition from super foods that you body never gets even with a basic healthy diet.
Shakeology is not a weight-loss shake, it’s a health shake. The testimonials from people who drink Shakeology are incredible. It is truly amazing what superior nutrition can do for your body and your health. Losing weight is just the icing on the cake for me!
Now, I don’t need an event to look forward to as motivation to stay fit; I have a healthy lifestyle that allows me to eat incredible foods often (I love to eat and I eat 5 times a day at least!), feel amazing inside and out, and enjoy a delicious shake each day that offers me all the nutrition I need to continue this lifestyle.
If you need a boost, are ready for a lifestyle change, need more energy or to lose weight, or just want to give your body the nutrition it craves by way of a delicious meal replacement shake each day, then give Shakeology a try! Shakeology is available in four scrumptious flavors: Chocolate, Vegan Chocolate, Greenberry & Vegan Tropical Strawberry.
Currently, I have starter packs of Greenberry & Chocolate available. Try Shakeology for a week and see how you feel!
5-Day Starter Pack: $25 (includes shipping)
7-Day Starter Pack: $35 (includes shipping)
3-Day Cleanse Pack: $55 (includes shipping, 9 Shakeology servings, 6 servings of green tea and cleanse instructions)
Email email@example.com if you’d like to purchase a starter or cleanse pack!
We just got through the holiday hype and another day of celebration is upon us already! Valentines Day will be here next week! I know this holiday has lovers and haters but regardless of whether you’re a fan of this Hallmark holiday, we all have someone we want to show love to, and I want to give some healthy options this year in lieu of boxes of chocolate!
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Men, if you’re looking to wow your sweetheart, get her the gift that will give her confidence! Summer will be here before we know it and what woman doesn’t want to get bikini-ready? Brazil Butt Lift combines Brazilian dance, cardio and lower-body sculpting moves to life, firm and shape your behind for a rear view you’ve only dreamed about! Click here to learn more about Brazil Butt Lift or to purchase now!
If it’s chocolate that you’re really after, I’ve gotcha covered! Try the NEW and IMPROVED Chocolate Shakeology! This is a great way to lose weight, get healthy and get your chocolate fix! Available in Chocolate, Vegan Chocolate, Greenberry or Vegan Tropical Strawberry. Click here to learn more about Shakeology or to purchase now!
P90X Peak Performance Protein Bars are another great way to fit chocolate into your healthy lifestyle! These delicious protein-packed bars are available in Chocolate Fudge, Cafe Mocha, Wildberry Yogurt or Chocolate Peanut Butter and are packed with 20 grams of protein to maximize your workout! Try all 4 with the new variety pack! At just $2/bar, this is a better value than most protein bars available at your local grocery store. Click here to see more about P0X Peak Performance Protein Bars or to purchase now!
Please check out www.GWfitness.com for more workout programs, nutritional supplements and more! I hope you have a healthy Valentines Day full of love!
We are nearing the end of the first month of 2013 and I am blown away with how many of you are have committed to making this year your healthiest one yet!
I made a decision to start the new year off by conquering one of my fears - Insanity. Many of you have tried this program or even completed it. Kudos to you! For some reason, I had a fear of Insanity. Maybe Shaun T’s muscles were a little too intimidating for me, but I knew that when my friend asked me to do the program with her in January, I couldn’t say no. I’m a Beachbody coach afterall! So I took the on the challenge and started the 60-day program on January 7. I am now starting week 4 of the program and am loving it! I can do things now that I couldn’t do a few weeks ago and I feel stronger and leaner!
I love this program so much that I wanted to join forces with one of my other coaches who saw incredible results with her first round of Insanity that she just completed. Check out Sara’s results! She lost 13 lbs. in 60 days!
Together, we are will be leading a 60-day Insanity Challenge for those who are ready to get in amazing shape! We start on February 25…will you join us?
To celebrate making it through the first month of the new year, I have a little giveaway! The first person who commits to the Insanity Challenge Group by purchasing an Insanity Challenge Pack (includes complete Insanity program including workout schedule and nutrition guide, PLUS your first month supply of Shakeology) before the end of the month will recieve a FREE Shakeology shaker cup AND a 5-day supply of Shakeology from me. Orders must be placed by 1/31/13 11:59 PM EST. This is a combined value of $65!
I hope you’ll join us Insaniacs for this 60-day challenge. You’ll get support and motivation from myself and others doing the challenge. If you already have Insanity, you can join the challenge group simply by committing to drinking Shakeology for the length of the challenge as well. If you already drink Shakeology and just need Insanity; I can help with that as well!
Let me know how I can help you get on track to reach your fitness goals for 2013, no matter what program you choose to do!
Are you ready to make the commitment to live a healthier lifestyle in 2013?
Life is all about balance. Finding the balance between your kids and your spouse. Finding the time for yourself around your busy work schedule. Making the time to have fun when there’s so much that needs to be done. Learning to be financially savvy while not locking yourself in your house to prevent you from spending any money whatsoever. Saying you’ll eat healthy and workout without becoming a fitness and health Nazi.
There are all sorts of ways to find balance in life. But the one thing that will actually help you live a better life, allow you to feel and look better, to think more clearly, move more easily, feel more energized and avoid sickness, is a healthy diet.
No, I’m not saying go on a diet. I’m not saying you can’t enjoy food anymore or never have a cocktail with the ladies.
I’m asking you to find the balance. Find the lifestyle that allows you to become healthier while you learn to make wise choices so you can enjoy life more fully.
I’m putting on a 30-day challenge for a select group of people who are ready to commit to learning how to eat clean in order to enjoy the health benefits of a well-balance diet. No lose weight quick fix, no crash diet, no pills or starvation. Just 30 days to discover what to eat, what to avoid eating, when to eat, how much to eat, and how to balance this with busy schedules, kids, multiple jobs, and tight budgets.
In these 30 days you’ll get support, motivation and accountability while learning tips and tools to help you reach your health and fitness goals with practical lessons on applying clean eating to your life. No diet. No weight loss quick fixes. No crash diets. Just a healthy, balanced diet.
If you are interested in joining my Eat Clean in 2013 30-day challenge group, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also message me on Facebook!
Cheers to a healthy and fulfilling 2013!
I said in a previous post that I have been putting my annual goals together for the last three years. This years’ goals excite me because I am coming out of a year that was bleak in many areas for me.
I felt frustrated that I wasn’t using my degree. I was ashamed that I wasn’t bringing in an income for our family to live off of. I felt guilty because my husband was working so hard every day and carrying the load of providing for our family. I wanted to buy a house and start a family and thrive in my business but none of these things were happening because of our financial situation.
But I am grateful for God’s grace in my life. I’m grateful He opened my eyes to the possibilities that are ahead. I’m grateful to be able to start every morning with my Savior and having Him open my heart to discover the dreams I have within me. I’m grateful to have so many people surround me that are rooting for me, that believe in me, that are proof that hard work and dedication can result in your dreams coming true.
It is true that a goal is a dream with a deadline. You can dream all day long but your life will start taking off when you start working towards those dreams and reaching your goals. So 2013 is my year to reach for my dreams and accomplish the goals I currently have in sight. Here are the things I will be working on this year.
Currently, I am going through Chalene Johnson’s 30-day PUSH Challenge which helps you identify your PUSH goal, or the overall goal you have and will help you organize and prioritize everything else in your life to reach that ultimate goal. Chalene Johnson is the creator of Turbo Fire which is the fitness program that changed my life, but she is an inspirational speaker and my fitness guru. I encourage you to check out more information about this and take the challenge yourself! Visit chalenejohnson.com/30daychallenge. We all need a little push :)
I hope you give yourself the opportunity this year to turn your dreams into goals and give yourself the satisfaction and realizing you can accomplish those things you’ve always dreamed of.